About DCT Oral Pathology at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital
The DCT2 position in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (OMFP) in Sheffield is a unique post offering the DCT to be fully integrated into a diagnostic pathology service. We are the largest NHS training unit for OMFP in the UK and you will be supervised and supported by an experienced team of three consultants and currently 4 specialist trainees. We are keen to nurture and develop your skills in diagnostic pathology, allowing you to see and undertake the macroscopic and microscopic assessment of patient biopsies. We are aware that many of our applicants have little previous pathology experience and as such, simple cases are initially selected to build confidence in reporting. You will be amazed what you can achieve in one year with many of our previous DCT's reporting cancer resections by the end of their post!
We actively encourage our DCT to get involved with undergraduate teaching for which there are many opportunities to help with lectures, case seminars and virtual microscopy classes. Having several academics with the Unit, there are also fantastic opportunities to explore research ideas and maybe get involved with a small project. You will be expected to undertake an audit or service evaluation during the year as well. Many of our past DCTs have gone on to secure specialist training positions in OMFP and some of them are even consultants now! If you think a career in OMFP might be for you, or you have an interest in diagnostic pathology, this post will be ideal for you.
- Daniel Brierley, Acting Training Programme Director